Fisheries Science

We provide critical scientific information and objective technical advice on resource management to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the international community.

Although our center of attention is Chesapeake Bay and its adjacent coastal seas, department scientists investigate living resources throughout the world’s estuaries and oceans.

Areas of study include: fish population dynamics, habitat ecology, evolution and systematics, food-web dynamics, molecular biology, physiology, deep-sea ecology, and others.

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